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Old 04-28-2005, 02:02 AM   #31
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In the nextc ouple years RFID will put these gougers out of business.
RFID tags cost less than a buck and do not require a battery.
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Actually AMB is RFID!
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Now that the timing systems are in place and a large number of racers have the PT's it will be hard to displace it with a non-compatible system.

If anything is going to eliminate the AMC transponders it will either have to be: new transponders that are compatible with the AMB loops...or a complete new system that is compatible with AMB transponders
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Some American company should make a compatible transponder. $92 is outrageous! I'll bet it costs less than $10. to make. I have a transponder in my full size car and it was almost free.
outrageus i agree!!!!!

trouble is AMB got it so transponder signal done in code so cant be cloned? or guess it'd mess up the PT id number system ? or patents?? must be some reason why no compatable PTs??

pay out $90+ an PT dont work without probs see HERE


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In the nextc ouple years RFID will put these gougers out of business.
RFID tags cost less than a buck and do not require a battery.
i know a guy works with RFID says only good for slower cars like miniz etc for accurate lap times its only AMB so AMBstill gotten a monolpoly it seems
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Old 04-28-2005, 11:17 AM   #35
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I did ask an RFID expert about its application to RC racing and speed is and issue.
With current off the shelf technology you would probably want to set the pickup antenna/finishing line at the slowest place on the track(oval would be a problem.

Given the explosive growth of RFID technology I would imagine a number of technological fixes for the speed issue.

The significant point is that the tags are less than a dollar and now one can monopolize the technology and jack the price up to 5 times cost like AMB.
Also since RFID is going mass market you have the same economy of scale that gives you $39 DVD players.
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AMB transponder is an active RFID device. It means it does not waiting for the loop to transmit in order to generate power and transmit back. The transponder continuously transmit signal. This is the only difference from a 1 dollar RFID device. Read and learn.
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Old 04-28-2005, 01:04 PM   #39
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I been told RFID using passive 'tags' can't ever work they need to be active transponders like the AMB use . Passive 1$ tags don't work at higher speeds.
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every time my lhs gets them in they go up at least $5.00
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Like with everything else, things go up depending on the season.
Summer is coming and that means the most active time for RC.
So prices will increase. During the winter, I have seen AMB's at a stagnent $75-80.
I love MLB baseball but I will never buy anything from March to October. I could buy a jersey for $100 during the winter that would cost me $150 during the season.
Same goes for RC, try to buy your expensive stuff during the off-season.
Only problem is that companies release all the new stuff during the summer!
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Only one problem we don't have an off season here we race virtually year round.
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Like with everything else, things go up depending on the season.
Summer is coming and that means the most active time for RC.
So prices will increase. During the winter, I have seen AMB's at a stagnent $75-80.
I love MLB baseball but I will never buy anything from March to October. I could buy a jersey for $100 during the winter that would cost me $150 during the season.
Same goes for RC, try to buy your expensive stuff during the off-season.
Only problem is that companies release all the new stuff during the summer!
Summer is not the most active time in the midwest for racing. There are larger crowds durning the winter at the indoor tracks.

In Cali I am sure the racing scene is summer. Since that State has the worst count for indoor tracks per capita.

Also I have never noticed a price fluctuation around here. It must be a Cali thing once again.

I grew up there and still have family there. I do not miss that state at all. Real America is outside of California.

Also October to the end of December I would say new stuff is released. I mean most of the country the indoor racing is really going strong. Bad weather outside race inside.
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